Charis Wise | Volunteer

Every year, USLI hosts Bring Your Child to Work Day, and this year’s theme was “FUNdamentals,” which encouraged the kids to learn more about how to become really great at something while making it a fun experience. This year, I had the pleasure of volunteering as a College Help student during the day and spending quality time with all the children. The event was well-organized and balanced between having fun and learning. The children learned about information technology, insurance, science and even the fundamentals of dance. Being able to see through the children’s eyes as they explored their parents’ workplace was really rewarding for me. I love spending time with kids because I learn to appreciate the little things in life. Sometimes, as “grown-ups,” we get so caught up in planning for the future or looking ahead to what’s next, that we forget to live our life in the moment. I don’t see a way that USLI’s Bring Your Child to Work Day could end in anything other a quiet ride home – I was exhausted and can imagine the kids fell asleep on their way home! Bill Keane said, “Today is a gift, that’s why we call it the present.” Kids remind you to enjoy the moment, at that moment, and keep life simple. Participating in Bring Your Child to Work Day was a great experience, and one that I am absolutely looking forward to participating in again in the future!


Written by: Rob John